RIA & ITN Productions release interview with Network Rail Chair Sir Peter Hendy

19 October 2018

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) and ITN Productions have released an interview with Network Rail Chair Sir Peter Hendy, ahead of the launch of ‘UK Rail, World Class’, a news-style programme reporting on the opportunities and challenges faced by the rail industry and the ground-breaking innovations that are reshaping the future of travel. ‘UK Rail, World Class’ will be launched at RIA’s Annual Conference on Monday 22 October 2018.

In his interview, Sir Peter Hendy describes his role in Network Rail, the value rail provides to the economy and the importance of the rail supply industry in delivering upgrades to the rail network.
Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the Railway Industry Association (RIA), said: “It really is great to hear Sir Peter Hendy supporting the Railway Industry Association and its members, and setting out his views on the rail industry, the benefits rail provides to the UK and the need for a new generation of young professionals to come into the industry. This interview provides a fantastic preview to ‘UK Rail, World Class’ – our new industry programme, produced with ITN Production – which will be launched at RIA’s Annual Conference on Monday.”

Notes to Editors
  1. The Interview with Sir Peter Hendy can be found here.
  2. About RIA: The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the representative body for UK-based suppliers to the UK and world-wide railways. We help to grow a sustainable, high-performing, railway supply industry, and to export UK rail expertise and products. We promote and represent our members’ interests to policy makers, clients and other stakeholders in the UK and overseas. RIA has 230+ companies in membership in a sector that contributes £36 billion in economic growth and £11 billion in tax revenue each year, as well as employing 600,000 people—more than the workforce of Birmingham. It is also a growing industry with the number of rail journeys expected to double over the next 25 years and freight set to grow significantly too. RIA’s membership is active across the whole of railway supply, covering a diverse range of products and services and including both multi-national companies and SMEs (60% by number). RIA works to promote the importance of the rail system to UK plc, to help export UK expertise around the globe and to share best practice and innovation across the industry.

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